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Apprentice case studies: across London businesses

Businesses like yours are using apprenticeships as a way to hire fresh talent and boost performance. Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of sectors and cover over 1,500 job roles

The case studies below describe how apprentices have worked in businesses across London.

TechQuarters – IT

Chris Dunning, Founder of TechQuarters, is using apprenticeships to tap into the Facebook generation and expand his IT business. Their first apprentice, Simon, is now a team leader. They recruit two apprentices at a time.

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Video: apprentices are the 'Facebook generation'

Promo2u – Promotional Merchandise

David Cowell, Owner of Promo2u, was introduced to social media by his apprentice Waleed. They now use it all the time to grow their promotional merchandising company. 

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K&M McLoughlin Decorating – Construction

Kevin McLoughlin has a strong personal commitment to apprenticeships, having started his working life as one.  As his business expanded he decided to invest in apprenticeships to build up a well-trained, loyal and diverse workforce. 

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Paw-Fect - Dog Grooming

Stacy Ismael runs a dog grooming business involving her and her two apprentices. Apprentices have been a great way to grow her business and give young people an opportunity to learn a new skill. 

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Video: grow your micro-business through apprentices

Resource Productions – Creative

Dominique Unsworth, Founder and Managing Director of Resource Productions, has seen her turnover double in parallel with taking on her first apprentice.

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Barbican Insurance – Insurance

David Reeves of Barbican Insurance has been so impressed with the enthusiasm and calibre of apprentices that 100% of them have gone on to permanent roles.

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Video: Barbican Insurance case study

Ginger Nut Media – Marketing

For Ginger Nut Media, having an apprenticeship programme has enabled them to expand rapidly while keeping their costs down.

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UKTV – Broadcasting

Della Hirons, HR Business Partner at UKTV, has found apprenticeships a great way to hire new and fresh talent who ‘live and breathe digital every day’, bringing energy to the broadcasting sector.

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Lancaster London – Hospitality

Jolanta Day, Assistant Human Resources Manager at Lancaster London, thinks apprenticeships are a unique opportunity for organisations of all sizes to recognise young people, help them improve their skills and reach their potential.

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Optimity – Technology

Anthony Impey runs a technology business operating out of Tech City. He believes there is significant commercial gain by recruiting apprentices and nearly 20% of his staff have come through the apprenticeship route.

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Access Bank UK Limited – Banking

Theresa Eplett, Head of Human Resources at Access Bank UK Limited, says apprenticeships have given them a chance to promote and nurture new staff, whilst reducing staffing and recruiting costs.

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Royal Air Force Museum – Arts

Rebecca Dalley, Centenary Programme Manager at The Royal Air Force Museum, has been running their apprenticeship programme for seven years now. She recruits two apprentices every year. Rebecca thinks there are some fantastic people out there and would love to give jobs to them all. 

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Persona HR – HR / recruitment for the Security, Events and Hospitality sectors

Krista Brown, MD at Persona HR Limited, wouldn't hesitate to recommend apprentices to other businesses because there is no better way to home grow your own talent.

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Field Sullivan Limited – Accountancy

Tim Sullivan, Partner of Chartered Accountants Field Sullivan Limited, advises using an apprenticeship programme to target school leavers and train them through to full employment.

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Claremont Communications – PR and Communications

Ben Caspersz, Founder and MD of Claremont Communication, has social media natives as apprentices. They’ve taught him loads about how to make the most of social technologies, particularly when engaging young people. They are also incredibly energetic, which is great for his company culture.

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